CTVA US Anthology - "Philco Television Playhouse" (NBC) Season 5 (1952-53)

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 Season 5 (NBC) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger,  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


######### Philco Television Playhouse ########
############## season 5 1952-53 ##############
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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern -  Alternating with "Goodyear TV Playhouse"

 

5.01 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE THIN AIR

21Sep52

written by Ben Starr

starring

Scott Forbes

Joan Lorring

Jo Van Fleet

 

[--] 28Sep52 - Goodyear Playhouse: "The Room"

 

5.02 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE BLACK SHEEP

05Oct52

starring

Jeffrey Lynn

 

5.03 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: UNCERTAIN HERITAGE

19Oct52

starring

Peter Brandon

Margalo Gillmore

 

5.04 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE WINTER OF THE DOG

02Nov52

starring

John Forsythe

 

5.05 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: PAROLE CHIEF

16Nov52

written by Richard Sanders

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Sidney Poitier

Harry Townes

Terry Becker

Perry Wilson

Leo Penn

Mario Gallo

Anna Minot

 

5.06 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE GIFT

30Nov52

starring

Johnny Johnston

 

5.07 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: TEMPEST OF TICK CREEK

14Dec52

starring

Crahan Denton

Mildred Natwick

Edgar Stehli

 

5.08 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: MAGIC MORNING

28Dec52

starring

Edna Best

Paul McGrath

 

5.09 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: DOUBLE JEOPARDY

04Jan53

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Vivien Blaine

Kevin McCarthy

Mary Beth Hughes

Olive Blakeney

Addison Richards

Howard St. John

 

5.10 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: PRIDE'S WAY

11Jan53

starring

Shepperd Strudwick

 

5.11 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: TWO FOR ONE

18Jan53

starring

Valerie Cossart

Murray Hamilton

Cyril Ritchard

 

5.12 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: ELEGY

25Jan53

written by Sumner Locke Elliott

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Charlton Heston

Marian Seldes

Constance Ford

William Prince

Lydia Clarke

 

5.13 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE RELUCTANT CITIZEN

08Feb53

written by Paddy Chayefsky

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Joseph Buloff

James Daly

Werner Klemperer

David Opatoshu

Irja Jensen

Mary Morris

 

5.14 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: MR. PETTENGILL HERE

15Feb53

starring

Arthur Treacher

 

5.16 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

01Mar53

written by Horton Foote

directed by Vincent J. Donehue

starring

Lillian Gish

Eva Marie Saint

John Beal

Eileen Heckart

William Hansen

Will Hare

Frank Overton

Dennis Cross

 

5.18 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE VELVET MITTEN

22Mar53

starring

Edward Everett Horton

Ernest Truex

 

5.19 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A YOUNG LADY OF PROPERTY

05Apr53

written by Horton Foote

directed by Vincent J. Donehue

producer Fred Coe

starring

Joanne Woodward

Kim Stanley

Robert Donley

James Gregory

Margaret Barker

William Hansen

Fred Marshall

Vivian Nathan

Dorothy Sands

 

5.20 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE RECLUSE

19Apr53

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Dane Clark

Constance Ford

Jack Klugman

Frank Albertson

Paul Ford

Joseph Foley

 

5.22 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A LITTLE SOMETHING IN RESERVE

10May53

written by Harry M. Nuheim

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Tony Randall

Geoffrey Lumb

Kendall Clarke

Bartlett Robinson

Barbara Bolton

Jerome Kitty

Maxine Stuart

 

5.23 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: MARTY 

24May53

written by Paddy Chayefsky

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Rod Steiger as Marty Pilletti

Nancy Marchand as Clara

Nehemiah Persoff

Lee Philips

Augusta Ciolli

Joe Mantell

Esther Minciotti

Betsy Palmer

Synopsis:

Marty, a lonely homely butcher from the Bronx is in search of a wife.

 He finally meets a lonely girl in a dance hall with whom he can communicate. [RF]

 

5.24 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE WAY OF THE EAGLE

07Jun53

starring

Jean-Pierre Aumont

Grace Kelly

 

5.25 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: BABY AND ME

14Jun53

written by Frank Gabrielson

Synopsis:

Comedy about a family whose members are all individualists. Mother,

a former actress, Father, a breezy fellow who doesn't care much; a

ten-year-old son whose life revolves around the Cub Scouts; and a

five-year-old daughter who is a Prima Donna. [RF]

 

5.26 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: EXPECTANT RELATIONS

21Jun53

written by Horton Foote

starring

Lily Cahill

Florida Freibus

Kathleen Comegys

Wright King

Synopsis:

The struggle of a middle-aged woman who tries to win an inheritance from a rich uncle. [RF]

 

5.27 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE HOUSE IN ATHENS 

 (aka Incident in Athens)

05Jul53

written by N. Richard Nash

starring

Gaby Rodgers

Lydia St. Clair

Ray Rizzo

Synopsis:

Three people are thrown together by the death of a man. [RF]

 

5.28 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE BIG DEAL

19Jul53

written by Paddy Chayefsky

starring

Anne Jackson

David Opatoshu

Joanna Roos

 

5.29 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE CIPHER 

02Aug53

written by Irving Gaynor Neiman

starring

Ed Binns

Ross Martin

Walter Matthau

Ernest Truex

 

5.30 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: ERNIE BARGER IS 50

09Aug53 NBC Sun

 Video Playlist - Ernie Barger is 50 (7pt)

Producer David Susskind

Written by Tad Mosel

Directed by Gordon Duff

starring

Ed Begley ....... Ernie Barger

Carmen Mathews ....... Mariella Barger

Howard St. John ...... Abbot

John Connel ..... Roy Barger

Joseph Sweeny ..... Father Barger

Addison Powell .... Chester Wilson

Richard Davalos ..... Tom Bates

Patricia Fay ....... Louise

with (uncredited)

Al Thaler

Norton Bloom

Robert Baird

Marilyn Mohr

Gladys Klark

*
Announcer Jay Jackson
Settings by Wm. C. Molyneux
Costumes by Rose Bogdanoff
Lighting by Leo Farrenkopf
Video by Ray Barrett
Audio by John Rice
Technical Direction by O. Tamburri
Synopsis:

Ernie Barger, who at 50 makes the frightening discovery

that he is no longer needed by anyone. [TA]

 

5.31 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE RAINMAKER

16Aug53

starring

Darren McGavin

Joan Potter

Cameron Prud'homme

 

5.32 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: OTHELLO

06Sep53

written by Steven de Baun

play by William Shakespeare

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Torin Thatcher as Othello

Olive Deering as Desdemona

Gene Lyons  as Cassio

Jack Manning  as Roderigo

Walter Matthau as Iago

Marian Seldes as Emelia

Basil Langton as Montano

Synopsis:

The Moor Othello is driven by the ambitious and jealous Iago to believe that

his wife Desdemona is guilty of adultery. Othello becomes mad with despair

and jealousy and slays her, only to learn afterward that Iago's accusations

are false and that she has never been unfaithful to him. [RF]

 

5.33 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: HOLIDAY SONG (II)

20Sep53

written by Paddy Chayefsky

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Joseph Buloff

Anne Heigira

Dora Weissman

Herbert Berghof

David Opatoshu

Werner Klemperer

Irja Jensen

Michael Sivy

Leo Bayard

Minnette Barrett

Synopsis:

A cantor finds a renewal of his spiritual faith. [RF]

*Note this is a restaging of the Philco presentation of

September 14, 1952 and not a rebroadcast.

######### Philco Television Playhouse ########
############### end of season 5 ##############
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